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All Eyes on Lake Vostok...To Be Breached Today!!!

 
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There is going to be a live chat session with some scientists involved with antarctic exploration tomorrow @ 3:00 EST.


Check it out here: [link to news.sciencemag.org]
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that sounds no good.
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some things should be left untouched pennywise

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RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!
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pictures?
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drilling for oil I would assume
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that sounds no good.
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Nope, plenty of vodka on location I'm sure.
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This is incredible news! For 14 millian years it has been sealed under the ice. If life exists in Lake Vostok it will further the evidence that life can exist elsewhere in the cosmos, such as Jupiter's moon Europa and beyond.

14 million years my hairy arse!

I can't believe no one else here challenged this assertion.
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pictures?
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I can't find any pictures relating to this expedition.

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This week, a Russian team drilling into Lake Vostok in the center of the Antarctic continent is likely to break through the ice to water. It will be the first time that a subglacial lake has been breached. These modern-day explorers hope to discover whether Vostok, which at 5000 km 3 is the third largest lake on the planet, is teeming with hidden, cold-loving life that could have evolved separately from the rest of the world for hundreds of thousands of years.

Microbiologist John Priscu of Montana State University in Bozeman, who was one of the original planners of the Vostok mission, has been getting regular updates from the Russian team. As of 13 January, they had reached a depth of 3737.5 meters, about 15 meters away from liquid water. With three teams drilling around the clock and making progress at an average of 2 meters per day, Priscu says they're on track to break through within the week. "This is an epic event. I really wish them luck," he says. "I wish I was out there with them."

After drilling 3720 meters last February, time ran out for the team and the project was stymied just 29.5 meters from its destination as winter set in. Over the summer, they modified their drill bits and now the team is back at work with plenty of time to spare. They had left the large hole filled with antifreeze, so it was ready and waiting for them. It will remain open for years to come, Priscu says, potentially allowing other teams to sample the waters in the future.

It's a nerve-wracking moment for the drillers, however. The lake water is under immense pressure, making it imperative that the team's calculations are correct. In the worst case scenario, Priscu says, "water could come up the hole and degas explosively, blowing out the whole borehole."

[link to news.sciencemag.org]

Obviously, this is uncharted territory, a first for mankind.
sounds like many things could go wrong. I wish them all the best!

This is incredible news! For 14 millian years it has been sealed under the ice. If life exists in Lake Vostok it will further the evidence that life can exist elsewhere in the cosmos, such as Jupiter's moon Europa and beyond.

If the Russians stay on schedule, they should breach the lake by tomorrow!

I can't wait to hear about their findings.

RazorX
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There's a reason why God covered that lake with miles of ice......
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This story seems weird to me. I don't pretend to know anything about drilling at those depths but why does it take 24 hours to drill down just 2 meters in ice? I guess I could see if it were solid rock or something like that but ice? Heck my little ice auger can cut an 8" hole through 24 inches of ice in under a minute.

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Ban guns to "save the children" but killing them in the womb is totally cool......I see; it makes perfect sense now.
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was there a scene in the movie 2012 which someone could compare to the ice drill ?
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The rage virus will now be released stand by for zombie apocalypse in 3.. 2.. 1..

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How the hell do they miss Mt. Fuji sized volcanoes right off the coast?
I thought the entire bottom of the sea has been mapped for years.
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This is incredible news! For 14 millian years it has been sealed under the ice. If life exists in Lake Vostok it will further the evidence that life can exist elsewhere in the cosmos, such as Jupiter's moon Europa and beyond.

14 million years my hairy arse!

I can't believe no one else here challenged this assertion.
 Quoting: Masta Amond 7046198


The scientific consensus is the ice sheet has covered Antartica for 15 million years.

That's a good question for the live chat tomorrow.
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thats gonna piss off the aliens
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This story seems weird to me. I don't pretend to know anything about drilling at those depths but why does it take 24 hours to drill down just 2 meters in ice? I guess I could see if it were solid rock or something like that but ice? Heck my little ice auger can cut an 8" hole through 24 inches of ice in under a minute.
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They are using old tech as usual. The Americans are going to be drilling into another lake in Antarctica later in the year using hot water drilling.

Much more efficient. Take them a few days.
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This story seems weird to me. I don't pretend to know anything about drilling at those depths but why does it take 24 hours to drill down just 2 meters in ice? I guess I could see if it were solid rock or something like that but ice? Heck my little ice auger can cut an 8" hole through 24 inches of ice in under a minute.
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Yeah. Why don't they use thermite or something.
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There are amazing dormant antibodies in the human body unlike anything used today. Let's hope we don't unearth the reason some are there.
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was there a scene in the movie 2012 which someone could compare to the ice drill ?
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No, but there was a scene from a station somewhere where it was cold as hell. They were monitoring the buoys, I attributed it to Antarctica. Their power went out and they all died.
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Going to lmao when they find an old pepsi can at the bottom.
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There are amazing dormant antibodies in the human body unlike anything used today. Let's hope we don't unearth the reason some are there.
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That's something very possible. I remember a movie a few years back with Val Kilmer. They dug up a frozen Mammoth that unleashed an unknown virus.
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Giant Undersea Volcanoes Found Off Antarctica
Mount Fuji-size peaks unexpected, scientists say.

Richard A. Lovett
for National Geographic News
Published July 15, 2011

A chain of giant, undersea volcanoes has been found off Antarctica, scientists say.

All told a dozen previously unknown peaks were discovered beneath the waves—some up to 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) tall, according to the British Antarctic Survey.

The volcanoes were found near the U.K. territories of the South Georgia Islands and South Sandwich Islands (see map) during a month long mapping expedition, which used multibeam sonar to fill in a 370-mile (600-kilometer) by 90-mile (150-kilometer) gap in existing seabed maps.

"It was amazing finding them," said Phil Leat, a geologist volcanologist with the survey. "There were so many of these volcanoes we had no idea about."

[link to news.nationalgeographic.com]
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Gee wiz,
The shills aren't throwing up the B.S. flag? Something has changed.
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was there a scene in the movie 2012 which someone could compare to the ice drill ?
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No, but there was a scene from a station somewhere where it was cold as hell. They were monitoring the buoys, I attributed it to Antarctica. Their power went out and they all died.
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Wasn't that Day After Tomorrow?
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I tried to embed that earlier...no luck

Thanks for the linky.
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This is incredible news! For 14 millian years it has been sealed under the ice. If life exists in Lake Vostok it will further the evidence that life can exist elsewhere in the cosmos, such as Jupiter's moon Europa and beyond.

14 million years my hairy arse!

I can't believe no one else here challenged this assertion.
 Quoting: Masta Amond 7046198


I was wondering the same thing. Doesn't the Piri Reis Map show the subglacial topography of Antarctica?
Now that's what I call a sammich!
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was there a scene in the movie 2012 which someone could compare to the ice drill ?
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No, but there was a scene from a station somewhere where it was cold as hell. They were monitoring the buoys, I attributed it to Antarctica. Their power went out and they all died.
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Wasn't that Day After Tomorrow?
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Shit, your right. Thanks
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alone I replied to soon! B.S. flags among us!

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